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Laboratory Technology Laboratory Technology

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Michael D. Lefkove, DDS, Bill Matheny, CDT

Date Added:

1/1/1994


Summary:

Prosthodontic treatment ofthe edentulous cleft palate patient presents the dentist with numerous challenges for achieving a satisfactory result for the patient. A technique is described for prosthodontic rehabilitation of a completely edentulous cleft palate patient using bone augmentation procedures, root-form dental implants, and a removable maxillofacial prosthesis. Dental implants may improve prosthesis retention, stability, and occlusal function when used in carefully selected cases.

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